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Department of Social Sciences & Health Policy

Scott D. Rhodes , PhD, MPH, CHES, Chair

The mission of the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy is to improve the human condition through the application of social sciences and policy research to health and health care.  Recognizing that health and healthcare represent complex challenges, we are committed to collaborative, multidisciplinary and translational approaches to our research, education and community involvement.

Faculty and Staff within the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy (SSHP) have expertise in health-related quality of life, prevention of substance abuse, medical effectiveness, health care outcomes research, psychosocial factors in health and disease, prevention of adolescent high-risk health behaviors, women’s health issues, patient adherence, community interventions, and cost-effectiveness analysis of medical treatments. Areas of research interest of the 16 faculty members and 56 staff include adolescent health, alcohol, tobacco and drug use, community health, community interventions, health services research, health policy, psychometrics, women’s health, cognitive health and aging, medical outcomes and quality of life issues. Members of the department have headed or participated in multicenter studies of college drinking, underage drinking, CVD, dementia, adherence, and hypertension.

National Evaluation of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program

PHS SeminarsUpcoming Events
"Deriving an anatomical risk factor of cognitive impairment and dementia for the WHIMS-MRI cohort " »
Ramon Casanova
525 Vine Street, Conference Room 4001
10/23/2018, 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Biostatistical Sciences Seminar

Translating Tobacco Control Evidence to Practice & Policy:
Reflections on a Career in Implementation Science »

Kristie Long Foley, PhD
Room G28, G floor, Hanes Bldg
10/23/2018, 12:00 noon
Implementation Science Seminars

Radiation Therapy-Induced Skeletal Complications »
Jeff Willey, PhD
525@Vine, CR 4001
10/24/2018, 1:00-2:00p.m.
Cancer Prevention & Control

Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds: Buying Health in North Carolina »
Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, NC Secretary
Commons Conference Rooms 1-3, Ground Fl. Nutrition Bldg.
10/25/2018, 8:00 am
EPI/SSHP Seminar Series

Dept of Internal Medicine
Dean's Research Symposium »

Various Presenters
Comprehensive Cancer Center Conference Rooms 10B & C
11/05/2018, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
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Goals of the 2017-2020 WFBMC Strategic Plan
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